The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced that $500 million in grant funding is available through the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
State and local stakeholders may apply for the grants, which will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the Nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.
“The TIGER grant program is a highly competitive program whose winners will be awarded with the funding they need to rebuild the infrastructure of their communities,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “TIGER grants will continue to fund innovative projects that will improve the safety of America’s passengers and goods.”
The FY 2017 TIGER program will give special consideration to projects that emphasize improved access to reliable, safe, and affordable transportation for communities in rural areas, such as projects that improve infrastructure condition, address public health and safety, promote regional connectivity, or facilitate economic growth or competitiveness.
The USDOT is hosting a series of webinars during the grant application process to provide technical assistance to stakeholders. To register, please visit the TIGER Webinar Series webpage. The deadline to submit an application for the FY 2017 TIGER grant program is Monday, October 16, 2017.